Apr 01, 2007
Reviewed By Norm Mort
Price as Tested $22,945

Fun with generous space for two, hence name and luggage space that accommodates your Golden Retriever. Interesing all-in-one automatic, semi-automatic, or paddleshift tranny. Perfect for around town, par it anywhere. Or cruise at 85mph. An alternative to hybrids.


Complicated combination, power, manual, and vintage elements to top. Overly noisy, rear-mounted 40-hp, 3-cylinder 799-cc, turbo-diesel engine requires planned acceleration. Impish size hurts ride. Eerything optional, including cup holder, with Brabus performance options very expensive.


Like olives, the smart cabrio is an acquired tastes. Son to be replaces by a new smart(er) version, the fortwo has proven to be successful in Canada-3,023 units sold in 2006. No giant snowballs reported tumbling down the Canadian highways in winter; smart fortwo (always spelled in the lower case) has an impressive safety record.

Fun to Drive
4.0 rating
Fun to Look at
4.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating

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